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Old 09-22-05, 10:33 AM   #1
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Where is the cheapest place to get a Steamroller frame?

The cheapest I've found on the net is $389. Anyone know of a place that has them for less?
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Old 09-22-05, 10:41 AM   #2
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The cheapest I've found on the net is $389. Anyone know of a place that has them for less?
got a link? (that's cheaper than ebay by far..)
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if you work at a bike shop you can get all QBP stuff at wholesale price.
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if you work at a bike shop you can get all QBP stuff at wholesale price.
Not at the shop I worked at. They were ****ers and wouldn't let me get stuff at anywhere near cost.
They gave me two water bottle cages from the trash once, though.
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Not at the shop I worked at. They were ****ers and wouldn't let me get stuff at anywhere near cost.
They gave me two water bottle cages from the trash once, though.
i guess what i mean is, if you work at a bike shop with good employee purchase benefits.
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Here is the place that has em for $389.
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when the new models come in aebike.com usually offloads the old colors for around $289.
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ebay

i got mine new + chris kind headset + shipping = $250 bin

wooooooooo
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wooo! sounds like some good deals.
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ebay

i got mine new + chris kind headset + shipping = $250 bin

wooooooooo
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Not at the shop I worked at. They were ****ers and wouldn't let me get stuff at anywhere near cost.
They gave me two water bottle cages from the trash once, though.
that really sucks...
sometimes you can get a 'pro deal' by calling the company directly. you have to be able to prove that you work for a shop. i don't know if surly does this (esp considering their QBP distribution) but several other companies do.
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You could try a bike co-op. I know mine does QBP for a mere 50% markup (the LBS does 100).
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You could try a bike co-op. I know mine does QBP for a mere 150% markup (the LBS does 200).
i'm really hoping you mean 50% and 100%, not 150 and 200. i mean... ouch! dang!
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The cheapest I've found on the net is $389. Anyone know of a place that has them for less?
Spicer has them for $334.95

http://parts.spicercycles.com/site/i...x=0&Submit.y=0

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i'm really hoping you mean 50% and 100%, not 150 and 200. i mean... ouch! dang!
Woops. Yes. QBP price plus 50% (co-op), and plus 100% (LBS). Sorry, I'm home sick and kind of out of it...
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Thanks for the heads up. I ordered one this afternoon. Nice people at the shop too.
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Thanks for the heads up. I ordered one this afternoon. Nice people at the shop too.
Spicer has excellent customer service. They actually also sell a fairly nice off the shelf steel track bike for ~$275.

http://spicercycles.com/index.cgi?ca...cat_desc=Track

I'm not associated w/ Spicer besides being a happy customer (I have their ti mtb fork)...

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Spicer has excellent customer service. They actually also sell a fairly nice off the shelf steel track bike for ~$275.

http://spicercycles.com/index.cgi?ca...cat_desc=Track

I'm not associated w/ Spicer besides being a happy customer (I have their ti mtb fork)...

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just FYI, that's the same frame as the KHS flite/Mercier Kilo TT
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